Symbiosis – Mentors & Mentees Creating a Mutually Beneficial Relationship: Introduction (AWAEM Sponsored)

  • Cherri Hobgood, MD

    Member-at-Large / Professor of Emergency Medicine with Tenure

    Indiana University

  • Jill Baren, MD, MBE, MBA

  • Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc

    Research Learning Series Panelist

    UT Southwestern Medical Center


    Deborah Diercks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She holds the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Clinical Care and Research.  A nationally recognized leader in the specialty, Dr. Diercks oversees the emergency medicine programs at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern University Hospitals, which together constitute one of the largest emergency medicine programs in the nation. 

    After receiving her undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Diercks attended Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati and joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis, where she was a major contributor to the growth and development of its emergency medicine programs. She also holds a master’s degree from the Harvard University School of Public Health. 

    Dr. Diercks has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, among other sources, for research on early management of acute coronary syndromes, the influence of gender on symptom characteristics, and utilization of cardiac biomarkers. She is active on numerous ACEP committees. She has held numerous leadership positions within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and was presented the Society’s 2014 Advancement of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Award. Additionally, Dr. Diercks is a Associate Editor of the Circulation and Academic Emergency Medicine. In 2018-2021 she was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list. 

  • Susan A. Stern, MD

  • Angela M. Mills, MD

    SAEM President / SAEMF Member-at-Large

    Columbia University Vagelos

    Angela M. Mills, MD is the J. E. Beaumont Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Chief of Emergency Services for New York-Presbyterian | Columbia. Dr. Mills graduated Summa Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College and with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from Temple University Medical School.

    Dr. Mills is a graduate and former Chief Resident of the EM residency program at University of Pennsylvania. She became a faculty member immediately thereafter and advanced academically being promoted to Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2017. At Penn, Dr. Mills served in several capacities including Medical Director and as Vice Chair of Clinical Operations. She joined Columbia in January 2018 as inaugural Chair of the newly formed department. 

    Dr. Mills has maintained an active research career focusing on emergency diagnostic imaging, clinical operations, and the evaluation of undifferentiated abdominal pain. She has authored over 95 scientific publications and received research funding from both federal agencies and industry. 

    Dedicated to combining scholarship with mentoring, Dr. Mills is strongly committed to education and has influenced the careers of numerous junior faculty and trainees. Dr. Mills serves on many national and local committees and is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). 

    Dr. Mills was recently honored with two prestigious awards: the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from SAEM and the Mid-Career Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine.

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    Susan B. Promes, MD, MBA


    Penn State Health

  • Jane H. Brice, MD, MPH


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

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    Elizabeth M. Goldberg, MD, ScM

    Brown University

    I completed a four year emergency medicine residency at Brown University. After two years as EM faculty, I started a three year post-doctoral research fellowship at the Center of Gerontology and Health Care Research (AHRQ T32 funded) at the Brown School of Public Health. I completed a master of science in epidemiology during this time and improved my research methods and clinical geriatrics skills. I am currently the geriatric faculty champion for our health system, which cares for 280,000 ED patients per year. In this role, I am liaison with the division of geriatrics and palliative care and have championed several initiatives. These include leading a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders to develop a new state-wide nursing home to ED transfer form, implementing informatics solutions to improve safe prescribing for older adults, and creating a Nurse Innovators in Aging program to encourage ED nurses to obtain their gerontology certification. I have held a GEMSSTAR and currently hold a BEESON grant to test a fall prevention intervention, GAPcare. I have been an active leader within SAEM since I was a resident and served as the EMRA research committee vice chair and chair. As faculty I have been a member of AWAEM and served as didactics committee co-chair for two years and subsequently as the VP of Education. I am currently the Treasurer for AGEM and this role has given me an opportunity to focus on our AGEM priorities and work closer with the executive committee. I would be excited to lead AGEM and help us grow our outreach efforts and funding, so that we can improve geriatric ED care for our patients and our research efforts.
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    Neha Raukar, MD, MS

    Mayo Clinic

    The subspecialty of geriatrics is undergoing a renaissance. As the country gets older, and disparities in care and outcomes are better understood, and highlighted, the care given in the acute setting plays a pivotal role in affecting the trajectory of the lives of our geriatric patients.

    As I work to help my own healthcare institution achieve geriatric accreditation, I realize many areas of improvement in the way we deliver care in our US emergency departments. As is the mission of AGEM, through collaboration, research, and education the quality of care can be improved. Furthermore, AGEM stands as the voice of our geriatric patients to advocate for continued education of our colleagues. AGEM is also positioned to encourage innovation in the clinical and operations realms to generate solutions. Through collaboration with other SAEM Academies and Interest Groups, we can advance the care we deliver as a community to this population.

    I am running for a position on the AGEM executive committee as I have executive committee experience on other academies and look forward to bringing my experiences and expertise to help promote the missions of AGEM.